Supreme Court declines rehearing for Marcus Flowers
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 1:00 AM
JACKSON (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to have a rehearing about the life sentence given Marcus O'Neal Flowers in the 2008 shooting death of a Decatur man.
Flowers was convicted of murder in Newton County in 2009. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Prosecutors say the body of Charles Wash was found in the Lawrence community just off Interstate 20 near a mobile home. Authorities say Wash had just dropped off a co-worker when he was shot while in his truck.
Flowers argued there were conflicts in evidence and questioned the credibility of the prosecution's main witness.
The Supreme Court upheld the conviction and sentence in January. On Thursday, the court rejected a motion for a rehearing.